BLOG TRAFFIC E-BOOK: 17 STRATEGIES I USED TO GO FROM 17K TO 350K+ PAGE VIEWS IN 9 MONTHS
Are you stuck deep in the pits of blogging darkness not knowing how to increase your blog traffic?
I feel your pain! Barely nine months ago, I was sitting at around 15,000-17,000 page views per month (sometimes dipping lower than that), despite publishing a TON of content and working 30-40 hours each week on my blog.
I didn’t know what the heck was going on, and I seriously wanted to throw in the towel.
I was spending sooooo much time on my blog that, in addition to being a stay-at-home-mom, there was no way I could scale that up and produce more income. It seemed no matter what I did, my blog traffic increased at a snail’s pace.
I vividly recall the moment when I decided something had to change. It’s when I tried to apply for a sponsored post, thinking I had about 27,000 page views for the past 30 days (25k was the minimum needed to apply) and finding this when I logged into my Google Analytics:
17,097! I was devastated. All that hard work, and my page views were going down!! You can see I had that one spike in early March, but it was short-lived, and I was back down in the dumps. I had ended January with 25,100 monthly page views and ended February with 35,722 thanks to a good selection of Valentine’s Day related posts on my blog. I just assumed things would trend up as long as I kept working hard the same way I had been.
Boy, was I wrong!
I finally realized I needed to take a step back and figure out exactly how other people were getting tons of traffic when all I could get consistently was a few hundred page views per day. After studying countless of other bloggers, I realized I was going about this all wrong.
I decided to drop my bad (i.e. ineffective) blogging habits immediately and replaced them with more effective blogging habits. This ebook reflects the story of my journey in figuring out just what I was doing wrong and what I could change to improve my blog traffic.
I dedicated myself to learning one new thing per day and making one change to my blog each day that would improve my traffic. It was 2 hours here, 3 hours there kind of thing.
Slowly but surely, I started to see improvements, and it’s been a steady climb ever since.
Here’s what happened in graph form (this is March 1 – Nov 30, 2015):
It was a long gradual steady climb with a few motivating spikes in traffic along the way (and one dip – due to me not having any Thanksgiving content at a time when people aren’t otherwise on their computers!) That’s what I love about blogging. It rewards consistent hard smart work – little by little you can get there!
I tested out many different traffic strategies over this time frame, and I found some worked really well while others were a complete waste of time. Once I reached 300,000 page views, I was able to exceed the income goal I set for myself for NEXT year….I decided at that point I would see what I could do about teaching others to do what I have done.
I put my top 17 traffic generation tips & theories and a list of what NOT to do in an 82-page e-book so I can help other bloggers learn what has worked and not worked for me. I poured all my best tips, from what I do just after publishing each post to how I share my content on lesser known platforms like StumbleUpon and Google+.
Several people told me to price this at $100 or more because of what it teaches you. But I know that’s not a reasonable price for most bloggers who don’t already have 100,000 or more page views, so I am not charging that! I set the price at $25, an amount I think most people can afford and one that I feel fairly compensated for.
And here’s a peek the Table of Contents to give you an idea of what to expect.
See anything that looks different to you? Then this might be the book for you! I’m getting feedback from experienced bloggers that there are a couple of golden nuggets of information even the most advanced bloggers didn’t know! What’s cool is that exactly what this is varies from person to person.
For the price, I really don’t think you have anything to lose if you’re looking to make a serious go of this blogging thing or up your game.
HOW TO USE THIS EBOOK
This e-book contains A LOT of detailed instructions. I recommend you read it all the way through once before trying to implement anything. Then, sit down a second time with a pen and takes notes. You will find that some steps are easy to implement and others require you to think out a strategy.
Warning: Don’t try to tackle it all at once or you will get overwhelmed! Remember – this book represents a journey I took over 9 months. Give yourself some time and start implementing the tips one by one. If you have time, report back here to let us know how the strategies worked for you!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
I’ve been doing this for 5 years and some of the things I didn’t realize (like how important Google+ was) and some of the stuff I knew about but had just never gotten around to doing. I’ve only implemented a few of the things (I rebranded in the process) but hopefully this will help me get on track and not only regain the traffic from switching URLs but also gain more!” ~ Kelly Tomlinson from Texas Type A Mom
I loved Lena’s book! She shares her own personal successes and failures so that others can increase their page views quicker. By using her tips and techniques, I was able to go from 30,000 page views to over 130,000 page views in just over 3 months! I learned so much from this book and was able to easily implement Lena’s suggestions to grow my traffic, which has also increased my income! I recommend this book to any blogger looking to grow their blog and their business.” ~ Ashley Hewell from Frugal Ginger
Your blog traffic ebook helped me more than double my traffic last year. No joke! Your ebook is the real deal, and has been one of the best purchases I’ve ever made for my business. ~ Tiffany Griffin from Beautiful Dawn Designs